Something to Crave
Crave Café is a family owned and operated café in Studio City that features delicious hot chocolates for little ones as well as yummy coffees and espressos for adults. Crave Café’s mouthwatering menu in addition to their warm beverages makes it a great spot to spend the afternoon catching up on work or reading a good book.
A Taste of Venezula
Amara in Pasadena is a fantastic spot to experience the flavor of another country. They feature coffee, chocolates, lattes, leche con chocolate (hot chocolate with milk) and special drinking chocolates from several countries. They also offer small plates, treats and snacks.
An After-Museum Treat
After spending an afternoon at LACMA, unwind with a treat from C+M (Coffee + Milk). They feature delicious Mexican Hot Chocolate with handmade chocolate and cinnamon from Oaxaca, as well as other yummy beverages and treats.
Tasty Variety From Italy
Spazio Caffè in Santa Monica offers gourmet Italian espresso and more than 18 flavors of hot chocolate to warm you up. Some of their chocolate varieties include dark, almond, hazelnut, mint, pear, cinnamon orange and macaroon.
A Tasty Import
All 300 of the types of chocolates featured at Lady Chocolatt in West L.A. are flown from Belgium. The classic, extra-dark and sugar-free chocolate served there is free from preservatives, additives and trans fats. Flavored syrups are available to add to your beverages and several milk varieties are on offer. Have your hot chocolate plain or with a scoop of ice cream on top.
Heating Up at CoolHaus
During the summer, CoolHaus is known for its yummy ice cream sandwiches, but in the cooler months they also offer a signature hot chocolate served with fresh artisan whipped crème on top. The shop operates a fleet of 10 mobile ice cream trucks and has storefronts in Culver City and Pasadena.
ChocoVivo in Culver City prides itself on sourcing and grinding its chocolate using a method that has been around for more than 2,000 years. This bean-to-bar (or drink) process results in heavenly-tasting treats. Chocolate drinks are served hot or cold with a variety of milk choices and darkness preferences.
The temperature never drops below freezing in L.A., but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy winter treats. These places all offer a great cup of hot chocolate that’s sure to warm you up.